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Upcoming Auditions

Join the City Park Players family – come and audition for a show!  All CPP auditions are open to everyone – both experienced actors and first-timers!  We love to meet new people in our community, and we’d love for you to join us!

Anyone interested in working backstage (set construction, set painting, stage crew) is also invited to attend an audition – we’d love to chat!

Star on the Door

by Neil Simon
 

AUDITIONS:  

Monday, April 1 at 6pm

Saturday, April 6 at 10am

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: May 30-June 9, 2024

Location:  Kress Theatre, 1102 Third St – corner of Third St. and Johnston St.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:  Farce / Comedy – Cinema legend Doreen Lewis, nervously about to make her Broadway debut opposite her ardent admirer Paul Burnside, intercepts a phone call for her dresser who is secretly wed to Doreen’s son confirming that “Mrs. Lewis” is pregnant. A loony resolution caps this evening of non stop guffaws.  

Cast needed: 2w, 4m

Characters:

Beverly – Doreen’s personal assistant, attractive, 28

Mel Thorn – The producer of The Inspector and the Aunt, short, balding, 55

Doreen Lewis – Eccentric, flamboyant actress, looks younger than her age, 60

Thomas – Doreen’s son, handsome, 35

Paul Burnside – Doreen’s volatile leading man, 57

Wolfgang Ferris – Hot-tempered Bavarian playwright of The Inspector and the Aunt, 40


Questions? Email us at cityparkplayers@gmail.com

CPP Audition FAQs

Where are auditions?

  • Auditions will be held in the lobby of Kress Theatre – at 1102 Third St, downtown Alexandria.

How should I prepare?

  • All CPP auditions are cold read auditions, which are auditions where you come in with nothing memorized; you will receive the material on arrival at your audition.

  • Do a little research of the show to become familiar with the characters, time period, and story.

  • Be punctual and adaptable!

How does an audition work?

  • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete an audition form. The show director will assign parts to everyone and you’ll read through excerpts together.  The director will most likely ask you to read more than one part.

How long will it last?

  • About 1 hour.

When will the cast list be finalized?

  • Within 2 weeks of the audition date.

How much does it cost to be in a show?

  • Nothing!  CPP is a community theatre and we don’t charge a production fee for cast and crew.

How can I become more involved with CPP?

From Board membership to front of house, we’re always searching for people who are interested in taking an active role with CPP.  Send an email to cityparkplayers@gmail.com and let us know how you want to help. We’ll be in touch!